Photo Galleries

Elsa, Texas Children’s Furry Therapist, Turns Two!

The first ever therapy dog at Texas Children's celebrates her birthday.


See All Photos By Britni Riley | February 24, 2017

Patients, friends, family and Texas Children’s Hospital staff gathered Feb. 23 to celebrate a very special team member, Elsa. She is the first full-time therapy dog at Texas Children’s and in the time she has been putting in her eight-hour days at the hospital, she has made a huge impact on everyone there.

On Thursday, Elsa was surprised with a birthday party thrown by all of her friends at the hospital to celebrate her second birthday. In true party fashion, the birthday girl wore a pink tutu, party hat and birthday bandana. Guests at her party also wore festive hats and brought new toys and treats for Elsa in addition to decorating cookies.

Elsa also got a sweet treat—a dog-friendly cake baked by Three Brothers Bakery in the shape of a dog bone.

We wish Elsa many more happy birthdays!




Social Posts

profile_image

TAMU Health Sciences

@TAMHSC

How much do you have to walk to burn off your favorite foods? Better get a move on 🏃 https://t.co/hlvtbDPoiI https://t.co/dqitwRL3rw

5 mins ago
profile_image

Baylor College of Medicine

BaylorCollegeOfMedicine

The Joy Index shares what we already know: Houston is a great place to work and play.

1 hour ago
profile_image

BCMHouston

@bcmhouston

The Joy Index shares what we already know: Houston is a great place to work and play. https://t.co/Gty8uxIifz

1 hour ago
profile_image

San José Clinic

SanJoseClinic

Just a few more days to register for the UTSD ASDA Golf Open benefitting the Clinic! You can hit the links AND help our patients.

1 hour ago
profile_image

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

VeteransAffairs

Operation Song’s mission is to empower Veterans and active duty military to tell their stories through songwriting.

1 hour ago
profile_image

BCMHouston

@bcmhouston

RT @WinocourMD: Busy day in both @bcmhouston clinic & the @CHI_StLukes operating room helping #patients achieve their #aesthetic & #reconst…

2 hours ago
profile_image

MD Anderson Cancer Center

MDAnderson

Eating health isn’t always easy or convenient, but it is important. Maintaining a healthy diet and controlling your weight are important parts of lowering your ...

2 hours ago
profile_image

Memorial Hermann

@memorialhermann

@NL_Princess We're sorry to hear about your experience. Pls send your contact info & MH location to help@memorialhermann.org

2 hours ago
profile_image

UTMB Health

UTMB.edu

Our sport is medicine. Our team of orthopedic and sports rehab experts can help get your player back in the game. Learn how: https://www.utmbhealth.com/sports

3 hours ago
profile_image

MD Anderson

@MDAndersonNews

Often ovarian cancer isn't caught until later, when it's difficult to treat. https://t.co/ghIg3xjLvL… https://t.co/paNYvDi104

3 hours ago
profile_image

Houston Methodist

@MethodistHosp

@ebscbwi Thanks for the RT ^SF

9 hours ago
profile_image

Houston Methodist

@MethodistHosp

@MacalusoJoseph Thanks for sharing the info ^SF

9 hours ago
profile_image

Houston Methodist

@MethodistHosp

@Goble_Warming_ Thanks for being part of the team ^SF

9 hours ago
profile_image

UniversityofHouston

@UHouston

Houston is with you @astros! Game 7 #Earnhistory

11 hours ago
profile_image

UniversityofHouston

@UHouston

@TxEdward @UHCougarFB https://t.co/ZiGY4ajNfn

11 hours ago